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Erton Carlos Köhler, Executive Secretary, General Conference (GC) gives the report from secretariat. The 61st General Conference Session of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. [Photo Credit: Tor Tjeransen/ Adventist Media Exchange (CC BY 4.0).]

Mission a strong focus of Secretariat’s Report at GC Session

On Tuesday morning at just about 9:30 am at the 61st General Conference Session, GC Secretary Erton Köhler, accompanied by Undersecretary Hensley Moorooven, GC associate secretaries Claude Richli, Ger...

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General Conference Session Delegates Vote to Elect General Vice-Presidents

General Conference Session delegates have voted to accept the seven names recommended to them for General Vice-President by the 2022 General Conference Session nominating committee. The seven names i...

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Ted N. C. Wilson, President, General Conference (GC) giving the President´s Report at the morning business session on Monday, June 6, 2022. The 61st General Conference Session of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, America’s Center Convention Complex, St. Louis, Missouri, USA, June 6-11, 2022. Cameradate: Monday, June 6, 2022 10:23. [Photo Credit: Tor Tjeransen/ Adventist Media Exchange (CC BY 4.0).

Ted N.C. Wilson Re-Elected as President of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists for Third Term.

During the final minutes of the business session on Monday, June 6, the General Conference Executive Committee of the Seventh-day Adventist Church voted to re-elect Ted N.C. Wilson as president of the...

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Ted N. C. Wilson, President, General Conference (GC) giving the President´s Report at the morning business session on Monday, June 6, 2022. The 61st General Conference Session of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, America’s Center Convention Complex, St. Louis, Missouri, USA, June 6-11, 2022. [Tor Tjeransen, Adventist Media Exchange (CC BY 4.0).]

World Church President Delivers Ministry Highlights and Significant Achievements Over Past Seven Years

Delivered at 10:13 am on the first day (June 6) of the Seventh-day Adventist Church’s 61st General Conference (GC) Session, Adventist world president Elder Ted Wilson delivered his widely anticipated ...

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How Did We Get Here? Behind The Scenes Of GC Session 2022: Postponement, Relocation And Unique Challenges

General Conference Session is the largest, most complex, and arguably most significant event held by the global Seventh-day Adventist Church every quinquennium. Postponed for two years due to Covid, i...

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APP da Conferência Geral 2022

2022 GC Session’s First Official App Goes Live

In just a few days, one of the most significant organized events known to most Seventh-Day Adventists worldwide will be taking place in St. Louis, Missouri, USA — the 61st General Conference (GC) Sess...

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Looking for Heroes

All stories have a hero. In some way or form, there is someone who is admirable and looked up to. They give the best of themselves to better others and/ or circumstances for today and the future. We f...

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Historical Session Through the Years

Postponing and changing GC Session reflects historical trends, according to expert Dr David Trim

Scheduled to be held from June 6 to 11, the 61st Session of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists will bring together thousands of church members from across the globe—both in-person in St....

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Mass Brass Group playing “Fanfare of Praise”.  The 60th General Conference Session of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas, USA, July 2-11, 2015. [Josef Kissinger] / Adventist Media Exchange (CC BY 4.0)

61st GC Session to celebrate musical world-firsts, due to unique hybrid structure

One of the most widely anticipated highlights of every General Conference Session is the world-class musical performances from artists across the globe. This year, the 61st Session of the Seventh-day ...

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Various faces from within the NAD and beyond listen to the discussion on the Fundamental Beliefs. 60th General Conference Session of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, in San Antonio, Texas. ©2015 North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists. Photo taken by Rohann Wellington/NAD

How Session Works: Selecting Delegates

General Conference (GC) leaders, directors and staff are busy finalizing preparations for the upcoming 61st General Conference Session, which will be held from June 6-11 in the Americas Center in St. ...

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The Nominating Committee at work. 60th General Conference Session of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, in San Antonio, Texas. Dave Sherwin/Adventist Review

How Session Works: Nominating Committee

Deciding who the next leaders of the worldwide Seventh-day Adventist Church will be is a process that occurs every five years at the General Conference Session. Maintaining transparency and following ...

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Translators, top press boxes, simultaneous translating the Friday night, July 3, program. Various media and communication personal work out of the bottom press boxes. Communicating GC Session to the world. 60th General Conference Session of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, in San Antonio, Texas. ©2015 North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists. Anthony White/NPUC/NAD

General Conference Executes Detailed Communications Plan For Upcoming Session

With the Seventh-day Adventist Church’s 61st General Conference (GC) Session just less than four weeks away, GC administration is ramping up communications and finalizing details in time for the offic...

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Generous Donor funding now available to fuel creative, grass-roots ministry ideas

Local churches with a creative and evangelistic spirit will soon be able to access millions of dollars of funding thanks to the General Conference’s (GC) new “Mission Impact Fund”. Established through...

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Adventist Church develops new “Armor of God” app for children with engaging games and activities

Developed as a resource for parents, Sabbath school teachers and children’s ministry leaders, the General Conference (GC) Children’s Ministries department has created a new app entitled “Armor of God”...

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New matrix to redistribute missionary funding to territories unreached by the gospel

During a special report presented at the Spring Meetings held virtually on April 12, the General Conference of Seventh-day Advetnists (GC) unveiled its plan to reset the Church’s global mission focus....

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Adventist Church Bounces Back Financially in 2021 Following Pandemic Uncertainty

Just over six months after delivering his inaugural Treasury Report at the General Conference’s Annual Council in October last year, Paul Douglas, treasurer General Conference of Seventh-day Adventist...

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Special General Conference Session Delegates Approve Constitutional Amendment

New section allows for virtual world church sessions in the future as needed.

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Inter-American Division Administrators from L-R: Pastor Filiberto Verduzco, Treasurer, Pastor Elie Henry, President, and Pastor Leonard Johnson, Executive Secretary, lead the executive committee during the last day of meetings, Nov. 4, 2021. [Photo: IAD Screengrab]

Top Church Administrators Close Year-End Meetings With Special Resolution of Gratitude

The Inter-American Division’s (IAD) Year-End Executive Committee Meetings concluded with special resolution of gratitude for God’s blessings and guidance in leadership, finance, evangelism and protect...

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Suárez reinforced the need for greater theological training, and many present at the Council recalled initiatives that can be taken in this regard. (Photo: Gustavo Leighton)

Leader Proposes Making Deep Theological Teaching Accessible to all

Dean of SALT proposed a reflection on the main theological challenges currently in Adventism and possible ways to increase the empowerment of members.

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Artur A. Stele, General Vice President, General Conference (GC), speaks at the 2021 Annual Council in Silver Spring, Maryland, United States of America. [Brent Hardinge/ Adventist Media Exchange (CC BY 4.0)

Leaders Consider Theological Issues Facing the Church

Voices raised in support following 2021 Annual Council presentation

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